Born and lives in Sydney, Australia. David Manley studied at the University of New South Wales Art and Design majoring in photo-media and graduating in 2012 with 1st Class Honours. He holds a PhD in Fine Arts and in 2015 completed a Masters of Fine Arts by Research. He was also a finalist in the 2011, 2013 and 2015 Bowness Photography Prize and the 2014 Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award. In 2012 he was a winner of the coveted Head On Photographic Portrait Prize. Manley was also one of sixteen Australian artists selected for the publication Hijacked III Contemporary Photography from Australia and the UK. His work has been published in a number of journals and publication including Deep Ends The JG Ballard Anthology, 2016 and 2019 and his work Ambivalent Structures was published by Emblem Books in 2014.


 Brian Surry Hills Boarding House, 2012
Winner of the Head On Portrait Prize


 Henry Cook, 2013
Moran Portrait Prize open semi-finalist


 Liverpool Street, 2016


 Pinned 2018

 
 
 Post-traumatic Urbanist #13, 2022, archival inkjet print, 125 x 100 cm, edition of 3
 
 
 
 
 

 





Spiral Cement Structure, 2015, archival photographic print, 1250 x 1000 mm, edition of 3

 
 
Blue Structures, 2014, archival photographic print, 1250 x 1000 mm, edition of 3

 


 Post-traumatic Urbanist #10, 2019, archival inkjet print, 100 x 100 cm, edition of 5


  Brutal Stairs, 2021, archival inkjet print, 72.5 x 50  cm, edition of 5
 
 
 
 
 

 

Rooftop Car Park - Circle Work, 2021, archival photographic print, 72.5 x 50  cm, edition of 5

 

 

 

 


 

Art Bunker, 2014, archival inkjet print, 125 x 100  cm, edition of 3

 

 

 

 

 


 


Exhaust Stack,2010, archival inkjet  print, 50  x 50cm, edition of 5

 



Substructure, 2013, archival inkjet print, 100 x 100 cm, edition of 5


















 
Bowness Photography Prize


Post Traumatic Urbanist #9, 2019, archival photographic print, 100 x 100cm, edition of 5























Post Traumatic Urbanist #7, 2018, archival photographic print, 100 x 100cm, edition of 5






















  Post Traumatic Urbanist #1, 2017, Archival photographic print, 500mm x 500mm





 David Manley, Post Traumatic Urbanist #2, 2017, Archival photographic print 500mm x 500mm


 

Untitled, 2017Archival photographic print, 420 x 550mm


 
 Decelerative Architecture, 2018, Archival photographic print, 1250 x 1000mm
 


   Sirius -1.46, 2017, Archival photographic print, 500 mm x 500 mm




Blue Brute #1, 2016, archival photographic print, 981.4 mm x 900 mm


Plume 2, 2015, archival photographic print, 250mm x 250mm



Modernist Structure, 2016, archival photographic print, 1250 x 1000 mm














 

 

Ballardian 1 and 2, 2014, archival photographic prints, 920 x 1250 mm each



Blockbuster, 2015. 
Archival photographic print 1250 x 1000 mm
 
 
 

 Block, 2013.Archival photographic print, 240 x 240 mm

 
 

Zoomorphic Cement Structure, 2013
 Archival photographic print, 1250 x 1000 mm





















Background Noise 1, 2012. 
Archival photographic print, 240 x 240 mm





















Forest, 2013. 
Archival photographic print, 150 x 150 mm 





















Background Noise 6, 2012. 
Archival photographic print, 800 x 800 mm


Grey Cement Shaft, 2012. 
Archival photographic print, 240 x 240 mm 























Background Noise 8, 2011. 
Archival photographic print, 800 x 800 mm



Black Eye Gallery, September 2014. Installation view 

Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, Hijacked III
 Installation view

Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne. 2013 Bowness
Photography Prize, installation view





Hijacked III, Contemporary Photography from Australia and the UK
Australian Centre for Photography, Installation view 















Entropy 1, 2011. Ink jet print 800 x 530 mm




Entropy 2, 2011. Ink jet print 800 x 530 mm

















Entropy 3, 2011. Ink jet print 800 x 530 mm



Entropy 5, 2011. Ink jet print 800 x 530 mm